Switzerland

Just out | The comparative osteology of Plesiochelys bigleri n. sp., a new coastal marine turtle from the Late Jurassic of Porrentruy (Switzerland) @ PeerJ

Just out @ PeerJ The comparative osteology of Plesiochelys bigleri n. sp., a new coastal marine turtle from the Late Jurassic of Porrentruy (Switzerland) Author(s) Christian Püntener, Jérémy Anquetin, Jean-Paul Billon-Bruyat Abstract: Background During the Late Jurassic, several groups of eucryptodiran turtles inhabited the shallow epicontinental seas of Western Europe. Plesiochelyidae are an important part of this first radiation of crown-group turtles into coastal marine ecosystems. Fossils of Plesiochelyidae occur in many European localities, and are especially abundant

On the News | Switzerland | Découverte de Nouvelles Traces de Dinosaure @ Le Matin

On the News @ Le Matin Title:  Découverte de Nouvelles Traces de Dinosaure Excerpt: “L’environnement du Jura au Jurassique supérieur, il y a environ 152 millions d’années, se compare à celui des Bahamas d’aujourd’hui. Les variations du niveau marin y ont permis l’émersion des terres, et donc l’installation prolongée de populations de dinosaures ainsi que la préservation de leurs empreintes. Le nouveau type de traces, baptisé Jurabrontes curtedulensis, est validé

Just out | The tracks of giant theropods (Jurabrontes curtedulensis ichnogen. & ichnosp. nov.) from the Late Jurassic of NW Switzerland: palaeoecological & palaeogeographical implications @ Historical Biology

Just out @ Historical Biology The tracks of giant theropods (Jurabrontes curtedulensis ichnogen. & ichnosp. nov.) from the Late Jurassic of NW Switzerland: palaeoecological & palaeogeographical implications Author(s) Daniel Marty, Matteo Belvedere, Novella L. Razzolini, Martin G. Lockley, Géraldine Paratte, Marielle Cattin, Christel Lovis & Christian A. Meyer Abstract: Jurabrontes curtedulensis, a new ichnogenus and species of Late Jurassic giant theropod dinosaur track is described based on very well-preserved and morphologically-distinct tracks, all carefully excavated along federal highway A16 (Canton

Just out | First occurrence of the rare genus Adelpharctos (Mammalia, Carnivora) in the late Oligocene locality of Rickenbach (Switzerland) @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen

Just out @ Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen First occurrence of the rare genus Adelpharctos (Mammalia, Carnivora) in the late Oligocene locality of Rickenbach (Switzerland) Author(s) de Bonis, Louis; Mennecart, Bastien Abstract: The fossil bearing locality Rickenbach (Switzerland) is the standard site for MP29 in the European Land Mammal Ages scale. A large part of the fauna has been recently revised but the Carnivora were only known under

Just out | The dentition of a well-preserved specimen of Camarasaurus sp.: implications for function, tooth replacement, soft part reconstruction, and food intake @ PalZ

Just out @ PalZ The dentition of a well-preserved specimen of Camarasaurus sp.: implications for function, tooth replacement, soft part reconstruction, and food intake Author(s) Kayleigh Wiersma, P. Martin Sander Abstract: The basal macronarian genus Camarasaurus was the most common sauropod in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of North America and is known from several complete and partial skeletons. The specimen used for this study is Camarasaurus sp. SMA 0002

Just out | Fossils matter: improved estimates of divergence times in Pinus reveal older diversification @ BMC Evolutionary Biology

Just out @ BMC Evolutionary Biology Fossils matter: improved estimates of divergence times in Pinus reveal older diversification Author(s) Bianca Saladin, Andrew B. Leslie, Rafael O. Wüest, Glenn Litsios, Elena Conti, Nicolas Salamin and Niklaus E. Zimmermann Abstract: Background The taxonomy of pines (genus Pinus) is widely accepted and a robust gene tree based on entire plastome sequences exists. However, there is a large discrepancy in estimated divergence times of major